Please help. My Gloucestershire solicitor is informing me me that he has toapply for Gloucestershire conveyancing searches stemming from the fact thatthe firm are on the Nat Westconveyancing panel. Do I not have any say here?
Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are taking a mortgage with a lender your property lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your conveyancer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook conditions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Gloucestershire conveyancing searches.
How do I investigate if the solicitor handling my conveyancing in Gloucestershire is on the lender’sapproved panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Britannia thus spending £187.00 plus VAT in supplemental conveyancing fees.
Please do take advantage of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this site. Please choose the mortgage company and type ‘Gloucestershire’ or your location and you will be presented with a number of lawyer located in Gloucestershire or nearest you.
The deeds to our house can not be found. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Gloucestershire 4 years ago no longer exist. What are my options?
As long as the title is registered the details of your proprietorship will be retained by HMLR under a Title Number. It is possible to execute a search at the Land Registry, identify your property and order up to date copies of the property title for less than a fiver. Where the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will usually hold a file duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be obtained for twenty pounds.
I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and found one close by in Gloucestershire I like with a park and station nearby, however it's only got 61 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Gloucestershire suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?
If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.
I am four weeks into a freehold purchase having been directed to solicitors by the high street agent to carry out the conveyancing in Gloucestershire. We are not happy. Could you help me find new lawyers?
A conveyancer would have to be very bad in order to consider replacing them. Has the mortgage been issued? In the event that it has you will need to advise them of the new contact details and have the mortgage documents are re-sent. Your new solicitor ideally should be on the banks panel to avoid escalating charges and complications. So that should be your starting point. Our find a solicitor tool will assist you in finding a bank approved conveyancer for your conveyancing in Gloucestershire